March 19, 2020
As you may be aware, the Nova Scotia Health Authority has now implemented a no-visitor policy for all hospitals with some exceptions. A ONE person visitor/support person is allowed for patients at the end-of-life.
In keeping with provincial efforts to minimize spread of the disease, Hospice Halifax will also further limit visitors to the hospice. Going forward, ONE identified visitor will be permitted to visit for each patient per day. The visitor will go directly to the patient room and stay in the patient room at all times when visiting. When not in the room, they will exit the Hospice. They may re-enter if they’ve gone for a walk, or taken a break outside/ or in their car. A loved one may stay at the hospice overnight to remain with their loved one
There will be someone at the reception to screen each visitor for COVID-19 each time they enter the building using the screening questionnaire. Thank you for respecting this request to keep everyone healthy.
ALL common areas, including the tea room, and Great Room Kitchen will remain closed for personal food /beverage preparation. The lower level kitchen is restricted to food service staff and essential support staff/volunteers ONLY. A sign will be posted outside the kitchen as a reminder.
We appreciate your continued support and will continue to keep you updated of any further changes.